Auroral cartoons being crucified with expressions of grimace. A Gumby-esque avatar with a wry smile and manic panic blond mohawk. Cutesy depictions of a grizzly lion mauling a helpless stick figure. Such is the world of Austin Lee, a CGI wonderland populated with the surreal, the politically-charged and the mentally (merilly) deranged.
Using applications such as Photoshop, 3DSMAX and Oculus Rift’s Medium to create mind-warping art, formulating scenes and objects that sit between hyper-reality and the uncanny, Austin’s work is a fun phantasm that fuses digital, analogue and everything else. He mixes traditional methods (spray-paint/airbrush techniques) with virtual and augmented reality, incorporating a sense of superfluidity and sass, where the real and the imaginary meld and intersect.
Coupled with an interest in politics and metaphysics, the new media practitioner works his magic making hi- and lo-fi visuals, cross-pollinating abstraction and computation, and making us feel giddy along the way. We especially love his suspended sculptures, hazy pixelated portraits and insane surfaces! Check it…
Images Genevieve Hanson + Austin Lee
Go to Jeffrey Deitch Gallery at 18 Wooster Street and get your mind warped! The show is on until April 27th.
VIVISXN MEDIA – Alex Katz + Austin Lee + Rachel Rossin + Pepe the Frog + Donald Trump Art + Jeffrey Deitch + Rachel Rossin + Oculus Rift + NYC Art + “Feels Good” + Genevieve Hanson + Yale Fine Arts + Fashion + Tech + Music + Pop Culture + 深度学习 + AI + Machine Learning + 音乐时尚 + 艺术 + Aleks Di + 高科技 + 流行文化 + 大众文化 + 前卫艺术 + Airbrush Art